Thanks for all the greate posts. I can't beleive that on one has flamed this thread yet, usually a thread like this would not be taken seriously.
I know I need to look at things different and I try to keep doing it. Its just not many things around here. I am going to go out and drive around today, maybe in the city a little ways away from here. Its' not that big either but maybe there will be something I can find when I drive past it.
I know that if I keep trying I will get a business going someday. I've been working with computers for 8 years, and have cought on to them very well. I have to get a job in computers because its really the only thing that I know. I can't really start over on another entirely different area now.
I like to say that money is the only thing holding me back. Because I know that a lot of money is not needed, but if I had a reasonable amount, my bills would be gone, I could go back into college and start my own business with no more problems. Then I would donate all my extra money I don't need to the little kids shelter. No reason to have millions in the bank I would never use.
But I guess money is only paper, and I can't let that hold me back from doing something I want to do. I'm not sure how I can get around it, but there has to be some other way.
Here's what I'm doing... but, I think I'm in a bit of a unique situation.
I live in Japan, and work for the U.S. government at a military installation. I have a small business teaching English to Japanese people, which earns me about $700/mo. I'm not trying to live off the business, I'm using it to gain insight into what Japanese people want from an English teacher.
Now, I'm writing a website that will help Japanese find an English teacher. It does more than that, but I won't go into it, for brevity. This website will be charging students and teachers a monthly subscription fee. I've already got about 25 interested teachers, and ~200 interested students. That should earn me anywhere from $1.5 to $2.5k/mo. It's relatively quick cash, in terms of online business... but I started laying the groundwork for this months ago (when I started my English teaching business).
Moral of the story... Find a niche, especially locally, that you can fill. Then market your **** off. You can also add advertisements to the website to earn a little extra cash.
Good luck, I'm in the exact same boat your in... but I started sooner.
U.S. DoD Member in Japan?
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If you're looking to make money for next months expenses, the web is not right place. Let's say you code a website and magically get millions of impressions a day. You still have to wait weeks or months until payment arrives from ad networks, affiliate program etc. In any case, building traffic for a content site or a forum can take months.
If you can't find a day job, you should write some kind of useful (unique if possible) small application, market it on a dedicated website and pray /. will track it down within a week.
Hi you wana try using www.gurulance.com it is a freelance site but as it is new getting in earlly would be good i registered when there was little members there is nearlly 1000 now so this would be good place to start
You will not make a content site that is instantly profitable, especially a forum site.
Your only hope for money, other than a job locally, is to do programming work dirt cheap. I don't know what your skills are, or if you know any of the popular web languages (php, asp, jsp, cold fusion). But you could conceivably make $500/mo coding php apps for people. Try forums like this, and other forums where people post work needed.
Sign up to a high paying webhosting affiliate program $60+ per referal, or better still start your own at resellerpanel.com Its FREE.
Register a .com domain pointing to your referral link, print up some NICE flyers, and deliver them to EVERY business in your area. You have the time to do this.
Put your phone number on the flyer so they can call you about it.
Then offer them site design services or free templates or whatever.
I made a resellerpanel account to play around with it, To remain competitive you can only really profit about $5 (this is if they purchase a full year plan). Also, the market is really satured with all the resellers =/